Vitamin D Crucial For the Over 40 Million pre or Diabetics in the US

It appears that low D levels are a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, as low vitamin D levels are associated with increased insulin sensitivity and pancreatic beta cell dysfunction. This is brand new information that I doubt most experts are clueless on. We need exposure to sunshine if we hope to improve our health. Since one of five of you reading this had diabetes or pre-diabetes this is a vitally important piece of information. Remember that this is the time of year that you will want to make sure you get as much regular sun exposure as you can, WITHOUT burning to optimize your vitamin D levels. Not only will it decrease your risk of autoimmune disease and cancer, but it will also lower your risk of diabetes substantially.

Exposure to the sun is a far more preferable way to receive your vitamin D, than taking it from a pill or liquid. If you don't have any other choice, than by all means use the vitamin D pills or cod liver oil, but please remember to have your vitamin D levels checked to avoid toxicity.

American Journal Clinical Nutrition May 2004;79:820-5

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